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The New Minimalism
Sarah Virginia White | July 14, 2014

The stylish gray facade and cedar detailing of this three-bedroom Ladera home give it immediate curb appeal, but, as they say, the best is yet to come. Inside, a deliberately minimalist interior showcases the home’s main...

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At Water's Edge
Maile Pingel | July 14, 2014

For a Chicago-based doctor and his wife, an oceanfront home in one of Dana Point’s most exclusive neighborhoods meant not just the perfect winter retreat, but the ultimate year-round vacation spot where they could enjoy time with their...

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In Perfect Harmony
Laura Eckstein | July 14, 2014

“They wanted a contemporary home, but instead, they got a French classic,” says interior designer Thomas Schoos of the 12,500-square-foot Westlake Village home he and his firm, Schoos Design, recently transformed for a family...

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Zaha Moment
Maile Pingel | April 11, 2014

Love or loathe the term “starchitect,” sometimes it simply fits. So it is for London-based Zaha Hadid, the first female to receive the prestigious Pritzker Prize, architecture’s version of an Oscar. From being made a Dame Commander of...

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Going for Bold
Joanne Furio | April 11, 2014

The fact that a San Francisco pied-à-terre has a lot in common with that city’s Exploratorium, the self-proclaimed “museum of science, art and human perception,” is no coincidence. The owners are George Cogan, the Exploratorium...

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The Great Outdoors
Laura Eckstein, Amanda Friedman and Maile Pingel | April 11, 2014

Dream Weavers
Since launching more than 20 years ago, Dedon has transformed the outdoor furnishings business with its...

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Hillside Splendor
Maile Pingel | April 11, 2014

“I hate fussy,” says interior designer Jane Hilton. “Although I like to look at glossy modern homes, I would never want to live in one!” And that’s precisely the honest spirit that permeates the Palisades...

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Wide Open Spaces
Maile Pingel | April 11, 2014

“I don’t know if there are three straight walls or two,” says Lori Gray with a laugh. And she means it. The La Quinta home she recently built with her husband, Mike Gray, is a soaring, sweeping and curving ode to all that is...

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Natural Attraction
AnnaMaria Stephens | April 11, 2014

When a family friend asked designer Cachel Rupp to give his Coronado digs a contemporary face-lift, the first thing she fixed was the view.
“The side of the house facing the water was almost all drywall,” says Rupp...

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Modern Jewel
AnnaMaria Stephens | January 17, 2014

When Andrew Canter set out to build his contemporary residence on a covetable piece of beachfront property in La Jolla, he collected binders full of bold ideas for the compact lot. A successful young entrepreneur, Canter figured home design...

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Point of View
Maile Pingel | January 17, 2014

For a national political consultant who spends his days dealing with strategic planning, advertising, the media, public opinion—the list goes on—it’s little wonder that his home must function equally as a place of respite and a...

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Paradise, Found!
Alex Markoff | January 17, 2014

Subtle Islands, Canada

THE RUNDOWN Think private islands, and you’re not likely to ponder the Great White North, but this British Columbia retreat defies convention. Sprawling...

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